• If You Need To, Keep Time On Me. Fleet Foxes in Sydney

    We have been listening to Fleet Foxes since 2008, by chance.  I was listening to Indie folk recommended by one of the online magazine. We fell in love with White Winter Hymnal the first time we listened to it.  I still remember, I was playing it on my Mac, and after a while, my colleagues told me, I have played the same song like 20x. Ragged Wood is another song we listened to it so often, that we could sing the song the whole day. Elijah could also sing Motezuma when he was 5, and he loved to sing it whenever he played with Ariel.  I guess the song really…

  • Old Man Old Mind Old Me

    My dear sweet heart (@retnavijayan) sang this song after hearing Fleet Foxes latest album (Helplessness Blue) 2 months ago.  She told me about the lyrics of this song, which I think many online sites have published the wrong version. The ending chorus, Robin Peknold sang, “Old Man Old Mind Old Me.”  Many have published it as “Oh man oh my oh me”. Elijah sang it to us three weeks ago when he was in the car on the way to church.  Although we thought he might not have received the talent from God in terms of singing, but he certainly presented ‘Montezuma’ nicely.

  • What’s my age?

    Daily, besides thanking God for another day, I thank God for my wife, Retna Vijayan, and the 3 children that we have.  Also, the many more things that God has blessed as well as set challenges for us to become better. This morning, after the morning walk with Retna and Inez, Retna sang me a nice tune of (sort of) birthday song by Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blue. What’s my name, what’s my (age), oh, just tell me what I should do I don’t need to be kind to the armies of night that would do such injustice to you Or bow down and be grateful and say “sure, take all…